Dumza Maswana

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Dumza Maswana is a well-known for the singular depth of his soothing baritone voice.

He fuses tradition, spiritual and jazz to create sonic experiences that uplift, inspire and heal. Dumza writes and sings from a place of knowing, reflecting all that he has experienced and paying homage to his culture and the music that inspires him.

Born in the vibrant small town of Ngqushwa, in the Eastern Cape, Dumza was drawn to music at an early age, a passion that moved him to form Healing Voices, an all-male gospel group he started at 17 years old, before moving to the City of Gold, Johannesburg, to further his musical interest.

Having been influenced by the likes of Victor Ntoni, Sibongile Khumalo and Caiphus Semenya, Dumza’s lyrical prowess, wide vocal range and authenticity earned him a SAMA nomination for his debut album, Molo, which was released in 2016. The album was well-received, with gems such as Emihle, which was dedicated to his daughter, and Nomthandazo, which listed on 17 different radio stations, including Kaya-FM, Umhlobo Wenene, Radio 2000, Ukhozi FM and SAfm His song The Letter received the award for Best Jazz Song at the 2017 Mzansi Jazz Awards.

Dumza’s artistry has landed him on global stages, including those at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, where was accompanied by the Mzansi Musical Ensemble, and the Performed at Sing! Festival in Toronto, Canada. Locally, he has graced the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and Macufe Festival, Ebubelenj Festival and Buyelekhaya Festival stages.

In his live performances, Dumza is known for taking the audience on a journey, inviting them to take part in his enchanting storytelling and soulful melodies. He recently released his first live album, Live At The Guild Theatre.

He has shared the stage with some of South Africa’s most illustrious musicians, including Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo Madlingozi, Tshepo Tshola, Sphokazi, the Jaziel Brothers, Mafikizolo, and the legendary Victor Ntoni. He has been featured in the works of award-winning DJ Mobi Dixon and DJ Palture and the latest album of Black Motion.

Dumza is currently working on his third album, which will be produced by award-winning and globally-celebrated South African jazz pianist and producer, Andile Yenana.

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Dumza Maswana - SOMBAWO (Live at The Orbit Jazz)
Dumza Maswana with NMU Music students
Dumza Maswana - Andikho (National Arts Festival 2014)
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Dumza Maswana added 25 new tracks

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Thetha Live at Kaya FM 95.9
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Dumza Maswana Interview & Acoustic session on KAYAK FM with George Munetsi
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Ntombazana
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Dumza Maswana - Andikho (Live at Kaya Fm)
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Dumza Maswana - Ubizo (Live at Kaya Fm)
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Dumza Maswana - Molo (Live at Kaya Fm)
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Dumza Maswana - Emihle (backing vocals)
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Dumza Maswana Interview & Acoustic session on KAYAK FM with George Munetsi
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DumzaMaswanaLiveTheOrbitBackingVocals.mp3
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Nomthandazo (radio edit)
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Miss Amathole Heritage 2014 advert by Jessica Mbangeni and Dumza Maswana
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Sombawo Live at National Arts Fest. 2014
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Molo Live at National Arts Fest 2014
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Dumza Maswana talking to @Mio_Queenie Kondleka at Algoa Fm
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Thetha Live at Kaya FM 95.9
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Yakhal'inkomo Live at Kaya FM 95.9
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Eloyi
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Sthandwa
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Ntombazana
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On Time
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Ithamsanqa
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Dumza Maswana - Thetha Live (Victor Ntoni)
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Dumza Maswana - Molo (JaZzy Live)
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Dumza Maswana - FLYING HIGH
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Dumza Maswana - Nguye
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Ntombazana Live
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UWfm Jingle For Fun
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I'm A Simple Lover 2008 Demo
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Videos

Backing Singers Solos (on Emihle)
Sombawo (Reprise) featuring Kekelingo (@Kekelingomusic)
Dumza Maswana Live At The Guild - The Band
Nomathemba feat. KoraX Tulwana
Dumza Maswana - Sombawo Live in East London
Dumza Maswana - Nje NgeFish Acoustic
Dumza Maswana : Ubizo Live and Unplugged
Dumza Maswana - Jikúmjonge
Dumza Maswana: Kubi (Zim Ngqawana)
DUMZA MASWANA RADIO DEMO (first attempt)
Dumza Maswana : UBIZO (paying tribute to uMama Nomhle Nkonyeni).
Likhey Booi - "Music In The Air"
Dumza Maswana feat Thandeka Mfingongo on Uhadi "AMANZI" Live at NAF 2019
Dumza Maswana - Ubizo Live @ NAF 2019
Dumza Maswana with NMU Music students
Dumza Maswana at National Arts Festival, 2019
Celebrating African Song with Dumza Maswana a& Friends
Likhey Booi - Music In The Air
Likhey Booi (Interview) on Umhlobo Wenene
Dumza Maswana - MOLO on Afternoon Express.
Dumza Maswana - MOLO on Afternoon Express
Dumza Maswana - Ubizo (acoustic)
Dumza Maswana - Sombawo (Live and Unplugged)
Dumza Maswana - The Letter (Live and Unplugged)
Dumza Maswana - MOLO (Live & Unplugged)
Dumza Maswana @The Orbit
Dumza Maswana - Changed Man (Acoustic)
Dumza Maswana - Ubizo (Acoustic Set)
Dumza Maswana - UBIZO (Live at The Orbit Jazz)
Dumza Maswana - SOMBAWO (Live at The Orbit Jazz)
Mzansi Ensemble and Dumza Maswana - Litshonil'ilanga (Victor Ntoni)
Dumza Maswana Live at Kaya FM - FULL SHOW
Dumza Maswana & Nqobile Sibeko - EGOLI
Dumza Maswana - Thetha (Victor Ntoni)
Dumza Maswana - The Journey Documentary (PART 2)
Africappella
Africappella and Titi Luzipho: Watshumoya
Dumza Maswana feat. TruTalent Music Contestants : Sombawo (Live at TruTalent Awards)
Dumza Maswana: Ntombazana (Iingcondo) Live at TruTalent Awards (Steve Biko Centre, KWT)
Dumza Maswana: Molo (Xhosa clans interlude)
Dumza Maswana: Molo (Live at TruTalent Awards, Steve Biko Centre, KWT)
Thetha NAF
Dumza Maswana sings Maxhosa by Victor Ntoni
Dumza Maswana: Sombawo Live NAF
Dumza Maswana - Andikho (National Arts Festival 2014)
Dumza Maswana - Thetha (Tribute To Victor Ntoni)
Dumza Maswana - Molo Live at National Arts Fest
Dumza Maswana - The Journey Documentary (PART 1)
Njengefish accoustic
Dumza Maswana: Njengefish live
Dumza Maswana : Nguye
ZAJohannesburg, South Africa
In operation since: 
2009

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